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Meet The Muse: Lolo Gasparini

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Girl-about-town Natalie Joos spends her days casting for shows like ADAM and Yigal Azrouël and editorials for the likes of Mario Sorrenti and Mariano Vivanco, but her passion is vintage clothing. Joos’ blog, Tales of Endearment, spotlights her “Muses,” impeccably styled girls and guys who share her secondhand obsession. In a new partnership with Style.com, Tales of Endearment’s subjects discuss their shoots right here on Style File.

Unlike a large quotient of Joos’ previous muses, Argentinian-born musician Lola Gasparini doesn’t fall under the categories of vintage “fiend” or “collector.” “Really I am not so interested in vintage,” she tells Style.com. “I do not collect anything.”

What landed her on Joos’ blog this week is her cool-girl style, largely inspired by her work as a music artist in Buenos Aires (and a wardrobe full of pieces, like her long red Celine skirt, that Joos went wild for). “It’s more punk than romantic, more glam than glamour, sometimes unisex,” she says of her look. Here, Gasparini tells Style.com about her band, Isla de los Estados, and her obsession with the eighties.

What are you working on right now?
I have had a band, called Isla de los Estados, since 2007. We have made two albums. I also work as a DJ. Almost all of my energy is in music.

How did you get into music?
I got into music because of friends. I have no academic training; I have been helped by my intuition and the great artists I have met. Big influences are Gustavo Cerati, Virus, Los Encargados (from Argentina), Brian Eno, Björk, Kraftwerk, and Siouxie.

Are those influences on your personal style as well?
I cannot separate it; it’s all the same.

How would you describe your look?
I like timeless clothes and good fabrics. It’s not so feminine, I love a masculine touch in the outfits.

Are there particular eras, in terms of clothes, that you are especially interested in?
I feel for the eighties, naturally, because it’s when music exploded—you have the best looks ever. But I also love the sixties—Courrèges, Balenciaga, Paco Rabanne, Françoise Hardy, Barbarella, so good.

What’s your favorite vintage piece you own?
An American Civil War hat.

Finish this thought: What’s old is new again when…?
When nobody remembers it.

For more from Lolo’s shoot, visit Tales of Endearment.

Photos: Gonzalo Romero

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